Working Wednesday #14

Today I’ve split in two. I’m hanging with Haresh Daswani (The Fine Line Between Insanity and Genus), where he’s featuring an excerpt of Shadow Cat. Ever wonder what the deal was with the penanggalan? Here’s your opportunity to get a glimpse. I’m also over at C.A. Kunz, the might mother/son duo! They picked my brain, and I’m still scraping up the pieces. Enjoy!

Besides blog hopping, what have I been doing? I have to say, I’ve been pretty busy. I’m sure I’m putting in 10 hour days in preparation for the I Loved You First release. So let’s see.

I Loved You First

  • Finished reading through the ARC and formatted it in PDF format
  • Got all the ARCs out to those who’ve signed up for a PDF copy
  • Started the read through for the public copy. 3/4 done with that. Plan to finish tomorrow.
  • Sent out over 50 review requests (I haven’t finished with this task. I plan to get out at least 100 request since I know not everyone will say no. Plus, some reviews take longer than others, and I’d like to get some bookbuzz action going.)
  • Started scheduling for blog tour (Currently the dates are August 15 – September 15. I’m scheduling M-F at the moment. I might expand to the weekend. I haven’t hit up the individuals who signed up for Smashwords editions yet. I haven’t forgotten you. If you want a date right away, you’re welcome to send me an email, and I’ll get you on the schedule. It certainly would take a little stress off me. Otherwise, I’ll hook up with you when I send your Smashwords coupon. If you want to join the blog tour and you didn’t sign up for a review and I haven’t asked yet, definitely email me: reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com. I won’t know you’re desires if you don’t tell me. :))
  • I mentioned last week that I offered ARCs to blog followers and Goodreads friends (If we’re not connected through GFC –check out sidebar– or Goodreads, consider hooking up with me so you stay in the know. If you haven’t received an invitation to review I Loved You First and are interested in an ARC, friend me on Goodreads. I’ll probably send out invitations to new Goodreads friends on Friday, July 29, 2011. This will be the last set of invitation I’ll send in regards to the ARC. This is an open invitation to all my Goodreads buddies in exchange for a review. You don’t need a blog, just the ability to post your review in 2 places, one being a point of sales site like Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, etc. After that, review copies will be dedicated to reviewers.)
  • Upload I Loved You First to distribution channels. Expected release date August 1, 2011
  • Create Press Kit (Plan to do that this weekend)


  • Kickstarter is done and over. We hit 53%. As I mentioned, it was an all or nothing funding project. So… that translates to nothing.
  • Good news is I received the services of an editor anyway, at no cost. Many thanks to Dave Parker from PFLAG.
  • XOXOX to all my backers and those who supported the project through their prayers, wishes, and spreading the word!


  • I added a category under My Works to include I Loved You First

Reading Challenge

  • Behind 3 books YIKES!
  • Plan to read 2 books a week to catch up (with the work for I Loved You First coming to an end, I think I can do this)
2011 Reading Challenge
Reena has read 18 books toward her goal of 60 books.


In Other News!!!


Horror/Thriller Giveaway

As I mentioned earlier this month, I’m one of the authors participating in Angel Haze’s blog hop for her up coming releases (Bloodletter and Legacies of Talimura). As part of the tour, we’ll be doing a giveaway each Saturday featuring a few of the authors, starting today! Woot.

So what’s up for grabs this week? Two digital copies each of the following books:

Enter HERE

Want to sponsor a giveaway? Want to do an interview or guest post. Email me. 🙂 reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com

Want to sponsor a giveaway? Want to do an interview or guest post. Email me. 🙂 reenajacobs at reenajacobs dot com

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  1. Reena – Your covers are incredible! Too sexy for words. Love this list of stuff to do – and will probably refer back to it over and over. Thanks for all the support, too!

  2. I wish I were responsible for all the covers on this post. Alas, all but I Loved You First belong to other authors. If you haven’t done so yet, definitely check out the giveaway. Angel is also doing a GRAND one on her blog. You might even win a print copy. 🙂 Then you’ll get to stroke the cover all you want.

    Thanks for stopping by, Kathy.

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